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Director, Corporate Finance, Asia
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HKG, HongKong HK
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Full Time
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Accountability Statement:
The Director is accountable for performance, as corporate finance transaction leader.  Incumbents lead all investment tasks: screening, risk evaluation & rating, credit & portfolio approvals, negotiated terms and pricing, coordinates legal efforts, accounting, tax, closings, deal monitoring, valuate waivers and troubled credit management. Provide direct coaching to investments analyst levels for maximum effectiveness in supporting transactions.

Director exhibits more independence with a greater level of experience, both industry and institutional.  Perform like a leader in the group, including opportunities to lead Deal Teams.

These levels take direction from Head of Corporate Finance, Asia.

  • Independently manage a large portion of team’s portfolio. A main distinguishing characteristic of the Director is that he/she can be relied on to perform solid credit analyses with a minimal level of guidance.
  • Actively managing all aspects of Private and Public origination.
  • Ensure money is invested, credit profile maintained, value realized, portfolio lengthened and economic surplus generated.
  • Manage larger senior investment analyst responsibilities while developing a network of valuable relationships in his/her coverage industry.
  • Directs work of analysts, as well as be a resource and motivator for credit reviews, loan review, deal origination, equity, or other assigned project work.   
  • Provides clear positive and negative feedback to investment analyst associates so that they can develop.  In addition, provides leadership support and understanding of Corporate finance, financial modeling, return analysis, and perspective.
  • Teams with Managing Director for deal origination and for investment approvals.
  • Effectively negotiates and structures loan covenants.  Works closely with Investment Law to understand and negotiate more complex loan documents.
  • Under the direction of the Workout Team Leader, manages workout files, assist with negotiation and amendments.
  • Manages special projects/deals as assigned
  • In addition to previous requirements, must have a minimum of 8+ years of direct experience in credit analysis plus exposure to structuring, underwriting, marketing and negotiating fixed income investments.
  • Excellent knowledge of their subsector(s)/geographic coverage
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, respected, collaborative, flexible, able to prioritize and manage through change.  Solid negotiation skills with the ability to positively influence an outcome.
  • Effectively operates independently to accomplish business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to evaluate company management and cover due diligence in order to respond to internal questions.
  • Strong demonstrated marketing ability to represent Manulifes capabilities externally; very strong relationship building skills necessary to bring in new business.
  • Acts independently within Manulife Asset Management (MAM) established policy and procedure guidelines.  Must have thorough understanding of processes and procedures to ensure integrity of our control and regulatory environment.  Knowledge and awareness of MAM Asia’s risk and control environment.
  • Ensures compliance with all policies restrictions and also with various regulator bodies such as the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) or other regulatory agencies as applicable.

  • Oversees the evaluation and structures private placements and public securities.
  • Managing through stalled out deals.
  • Find new sources of value added transactions in an extremely competitive environment.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA and/or /CFA designation preferred
  • 10 or more years of credit and investment analysis with excellent understanding of the investment industry and financial markets  
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills 
  • Excellent oral and written English communications skills in order to present to and work with Investments senior management and external clients   
  • Excellent understanding of securities market in order to construct high performing portfolios in order to comply with clients investment policies and risk profiles
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and work under pressure to meet demanding response times, all while paying strict attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to support relationships across the company and the industry 
  • Strong team player 

About Manulife
Manulife Asset Management (MAM) is the asset management division of Manulife Financial Corporation. MAM’s diversified group of companies and affiliates provides comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors, investment funds and individuals in key markets around the work. This investment expertise extends across a full range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, derivatives, and alternative investments such as oil & gas, real estates, timber, farmland, as well as asset allocation strategies. MAM has investment offices across multiple continents – Asia, North America and Europe. MAM has more than 100 years of experience managing portfolios for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, and other major clients and is a leading global investment management group.
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